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Universities with a strong community feel like Ball State?

Hey y'all! I've been looking at Ball State and I'm really into schools that have that close community feel. Any recommendations for universities with a similar atmosphere that I should check out?

8 months ago

Hi there! Glad to hear you're taking the community feel into consideration for your college search—it can make a huge difference in your overall experience. When looking for universities that foster a tight-knit community, it's often helpful to check out smaller schools where it's easier to get to know people.

Schools like Elon University in North Carolina and Truman State University in Missouri are known for their engaged student bodies and community feel. Both universities boast smaller student populations and a wide range of extracurricular activities that encourage connection among students. Another great example is St. Olaf College in Minnesota, which has a strong sense of community and collaboration, reinforced by their residential campus where most students live on-campus throughout their studies. Lastly, consider The College of Wooster in Ohio, which offers a strong emphasis on student mentorship and a collaborative atmosphere with their unique Independent Study program.

Of course, these are just a few examples, and there are many other schools out there that could provide the environment you're looking for. It's also a good idea to visit the campuses if you can, as this will give you a sense of the community vibe in person. Hope this helps, and good luck with your search!

8 months ago

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